30 kms. 2 days. 2200 meters- 3636 meters. Moderate.
Also known as Churchandni, this peak is perhaps the most easily accessible from the plains- Nohradhar, one of its base points, is only about four hours from Kalka on a very good road. However, it is adviseable to start the trek from the Chopal side, in upper Shimla. Drive upto Sarain, 25 kms. from Chopal and spend the night: in a heritage forest rest house set amidst pretty orchards. Next day it is a four hour easy climb through dense deodar and blue pine forests to the famous temple on the peak, (actual peak, at 3636 meters, is about 100 meters above the temple, in a cluster of rocks, cairns and red prayer flags). Spend the night here, for one gets an unimaginable 360 * view at night- the lights of both